Cape Perpetua Campground, Central Coast, Oregon

Cape Perpetua Campground

Siuslaw National Forest \ Central Coast Ranger District

Cape Perpetua Campground is open for first-come-first-served and reservation campers through Oct 2nd in 2016.  Enjoy the marine gardens, during the winter months, from our year-round campgrounds Sutton, Alder Dune, Tillicum Beach or Blackberry.

Camping in Cape Perpetua Campground drops you right in the center of the most scenic part of the Oregon Coast.  Families camp here to access the 27 miles of hiking trails among giant Sitka spruce trees, 800' vistas of the coastline and tidepools in the Marine Gardens.  Make your reservations for next summer now at

The small resort town of Yachats is just 2 miles to the north.  Yachats has a small market, restaurants and pubs and shopping.  Waldport, a quaint port town, is just 4 miles further north and provides access to crabbing, fishing and boating on the Alsea Bay and River via the public dock at the Port of Alsea.

The stretch of Hwy 101 between Yachats and Florence is one of the most scenic.  There are many overlooks and parking spots for access to hiking in old-growth forests, agate hunting and tidepools on the beach, as well as watching for whales, sea lions and other sea life.  Devil's Churn, Cook's Chasm and the mysterious Thor's Well are all within walking distance from Cape Perpetua Campground.  Get a car pass from the campground host for use in all the federal and state parking lots along the central coast.

Heceta Head Lighthouse and Sea Lion Caves are just 15 minutes south of the campground.  Strawberry Hill and the Hobbit Trail are also favorites for repeat visitors.

The following downloadable picture guides will help you enjoy the local flora, fauna and animals:

Click here for a campground map.